Afghanistan Electoral Commission rejects some votes due to irregularities

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Kabul, Sep. 7 (ANI): Afghanistan's electoral commission has rejected results from hundreds of presidential polling stations due to "irregularities".

According to a Sky News report, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) has thrown out results from 447 voting sites because of irregularities.

The IEC has investigated over 650 claims of serious violations during and after the August 20 vote.

The commission has the power to nullify the results from districts or provinces, or even call for a new election, if it finds large-scale fraud.

President Karzai is currently leading the polls with a 48 percent vote, while his main rival and former foreign minister Dr. Abdullah has got over 33 percent of the vote.

Commission chairman Daoud Ali Najafi has insisted the commission was unbiased in fulfilling its duties throughout the process. (ANI)

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